NFL Draft

Steelers Host Florida Atlantic RB/KR Kerrith Whyte Jr. For Thursday Pre-Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting only one pre-draft visitor on Thursday and it’s Florida Atlantic running back Kerrith Whyte Jr., according to Bob Labriola of

Whyte, who reportedly measured in at his pro day at 5100, 197-pounds, ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.36-seconds, did 21 reps on the bench in addition to registering a vertical jump of 42-inches and an 11’0″ broad jump.

During his college career, Whyte rushed for 1,358 yards and 11 touchdowns on 232 total carries. He also caught 22 passes for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns and returned 81 kickoffs for 2,115 yards and 2 more touchdowns. 40 of his runs gained 10 yards or more while 10 of those resulted in gains of 20 yards or more.

The Steelers have brought in quite a few running backs for pre-draft visits during the month of April and that can easily lead one to believe that position will be addressed at some point during the draft. To date, Ohio State’s Mike Weber, Penn State’s Miles Sanders, Alabama’s Damien Harris, Florida’s Jordan Scarlett and Miami’s Travis Homer are the other running backs that have been brought in for pre-draft visits.


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